Stagecoach UK announces major reduction in fleet’s carbon emissions28 January 2010

The addition of a fuel additive has allowed Stagecoach UK to cut emissions from its buses by 100,000 tonnes over the past five years.

The Envirox fuel additive was developed using nanotechnology, and is based on an oxidation catalyst, widely used in catalytic converters.

Stagecoach says that the re-engineered material allows it to be used as a fuel-borne catalyst, ensuring a cleaner burn within the combustion chamber, leading to the drop in emissions.

Envirox also says it has achieved a 5% reduction in fuel consumption through the use of the technology.

Stagecoach made the announcement when it confirmed that it had signed a new three-year deal with Energenics Holdings Pte, which will supply the fuel additive. It also confirmed that the saving are the equivalent to the average CO2 emissions for more than 10,000 family cars in the UK per annum.

As well as the 7,000-strong bus fleet in the UK, Stagecoach revealed that it will be supplying Envirox to it's operations in Canada – Coach Canada – which covers Toronto and Quebec.

"Buses and coaches are already a more carbon efficient way of travel than the car. However, all modes of transport have a carbon footprint," says Les Warneford, managing director of Stagecoach UK Bus.

"The fuel additive is helping improve the sustainability of our operations and protect local air quality, and is part of our commitment to offer people greener, smarter travel options.

"We have pioneered the use of this innovative environmental product in the UK bus industry and we are greatly encouraged by its results," he adds.

John Challen

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